Sunday, January 11, 2015

President Obama Does Not Stand with World Leaders

President Obama chose not to join other world leaders rallying in Paris against terrorism.
US President Barack Obama will not be attending an anti-terrorism unity rally in Paris to commemorate victims of the recent terrorist attacks in the French capital, Agence France-Presse reported, but did not specify why the American leader would miss the event.

Speaking on Friday in Knoxville, Tennessee, Obama expressed his solidarity with people of France and said that the United States was ready to provide any possible assistance to France to help the country overcome the consequences of terrorist attacks in Paris.

A day earlier, the US president paid a visit to the French Embassy in Washington, where he signed a book of condolences and spoke with French diplomats.
Well, how nice.

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Italy's Matteo Renzi, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Këita, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba, Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, European Parliament President Martin Schulz, European Union President Donald Tusk, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and Dalil Boubakeur, president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, joined with French President Francois Hollande to rally for unity against Islamic extremism.

Ambassador to France Jane Hartley represented the United States at the rally. Supposedly, [allegedly resigned] Attorney General Eric Holder was also there.

No matter what your real commitment is on fighting terrorism, you missed a good photo op, Mr. President!

Posted by Note Taker


Note Taker said...

Just discovered politically-left-leaning Rick Ungar's opinion piece on the President's "most disturbing, and profoundly harmful, public relations mishap to date." It is spot on in my opinion.

The Big Jub Jub said...

He couldn't get a tee time....


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